ECHO - Connecting the Children's Heart Community

Evelina London Children's Hospital Specialist Networks

ECHO supports children and young people with heart conditions and their families treated by Evelina London Children’s Hospital, in partnership with many other network hospitals located throughout the UK.

Evelina Specialist Networks

Evelina London Children’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals, with an international reputation for treating heart problems in children.

In 2016, Evelina London Children’s Hospital was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. It is the first children’s hospital in England to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. Community services rate in the top 33% of children’s community services nationally.

The Evelina London Children’s Hospital has over the last decades developed a strong relationship with many local hospitals in the UK, enabling its specialist staff to deliver expert cardiac services to patients at local hospitals. This type of care is delivered through specialist outreach clinics by key Evelina staff at each hospital.  More recently, the Evelina London has identified the development of a strong and identifiable regional network as a key component of the hospital’s overall strategy. The Specialist Networks Team, together with all network partner sites, aim to deliver care closer to home where possible and work with network partners to quality assure the care delivered throughout the network.

This means that children with serious heart conditions may receive treatment at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and their own local hospital – with their treatment plan being managed by Evelina London cardiac specialists. For many children, it is also possible for cardiac care plans to be managed by Evelina specialists, without the children ever having to visit Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

For this reason, ECHO provides support to children and their families treated at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, and those children treated for cardiac conditions at one of Evelina London’s network partners.

Practical information on Evelina London and each of its network hospitals can be found by accessing each hospital’s page on this site.